Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Meningioma Evaluation

The evaluation of a meningioma begins with a history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with meningioma may include:

Tests are necessary to make the diagnosis of meningioma.

Tests that may be used to evaluate meningioma include:

Meningioma Biopsy

During a brain biopsy, a neurosurgeon removes a small sample of brain tissue through a small hole in the skull. The tissue will then be examined under a microscope, in order to determine whether meningioma cells or other cells are causing the tumor.

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Last Updated: Dec 20, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Meningioma References
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